Burton-on-Trent, UK: Talks continue four years after closure of “unsafe” footpath crossing

22 Sep

Four years after a pedestrian was killed on the Warren Lane footpath level crossing in Branston, Burton-onTrent, talks are continuing to find a permanent solution. In 2012, a temporary footbridge was provided and then removed as a result of protests that it was an eyesore, forcing those who would have used the crossing to detour via a road bridge.

As things stand, residents want the footpath crossing to be reinstated. Meanwhile, Network Rail and the County Council are focussed on determining whether the road bridge should be upgraded to improve pedestrian safety or whether a ramped footbridge should be provided as the permanent solution. Network Rail secured planning permission for a ramped footbridge earlier this year.

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